Jaisalmer is spectacular. Approaching it from the desert, it seems suddenly to rise out of the desert haze, a magnificent stretch of massive yellow sandstone walls and bastions bathed golden in the afternoon sun. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century when Rawal Jaisal, a Rajput chieftain of the Yadav clan, which claimed descent from the moon, abondened his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city on the triple peaked Marh, the Rock. Remote and desert-bounded Jaisalmer lay on the ancient route of the Orient, linking India with the trading centres of Central Asia. Camel caravans laden with precious cargoes of spices and silks crossed the dangerous passes of the north and halted in Jaisalmer, bringing great wealth to the town. Its princess and mercanhts prospered and displayed their riches in exquisitely carved and ornamented palaces and mansions which they built within the old city walls.
Tourist Places in Jaisalmer
A famous picnic spot in the sandy city, Gadsisar Sagar Lake is among the most beautiful tourist attractions in Jaisalmer. It attracts hundreds of migratory birds during the winter season. Bara Bagh: Located on the bank of Gadsisar Sagar Lake, Bara Bagh is an oasis in the desert. The lush green garden provides much-needed relief to the local people.
Patwon Ki Haveli in Jaisalmer is foremost among the places of tourist interest in Jaisalmer. Originally built by Guman Chand, it is the most brazen and largest of the havelis in Jaisalmer. Patwon Ki Haveli in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan is perfect embodiment of finest architecture. Each square inch of the haveli has been engraved exquisitely. The latticed jali (carving) friezes provide freshening to the interiors as well as offer solitude to the women to gaze out without revealing themselves to tweeting toms. The havelis are fabricated in yellow sandstone with a dissimilar design on each window and arch. On your entrance to the haveli through its outstanding arched gateway, you found a delicately carved yellow-brown facade with as many as 60 balconies overlooking the spectators on their Jaisalmer tour.
Enjoy exploring the attractions of Jaisalmer while staying at hotels in Jaisalmer with India Rajasthan Tours.
Fort Rajwada : Easily Jaisalmer's best hotel, Fort Rajwada is ideally located in a sprawling six acres of landscape garden. This majestic fort hotel has been designed by the designer Stephanie Engeln.
Hotel Rawal Kot : The majestic Hotel Rawal Kot is ideally located on a hillock providing breathtaking views of Jaisalmer town. From the hotel's strategic location one can also savor the spectacular panoramic views of the invincible Jaisalmer fort.
Jawahar Niwas Palace : The fabulous Jawahar Niwas Palace located in the Bada Bath Road of Jaisalmer was built way back in the year 1899 by the renowned craftsman's community of Rajasthan - "the Gajhars".
Narayan Niwas Palace : Narayan Niwas Palace hotel is a marvelous 19th century ancestral property and is strategically located in the heart of Jaisalmer city.
Gorbandh Palace : Gorbandh Palace is truly one of the finest luxury hotels of the 'Desert City' of Jaisalmer. The hotel is a product of the renowned chain of HRH Group of Hotels and ideally combines luxurious comfort with traditional Rajasthani hospitality to offer guests an unforgettable experience.
Mahadev Palace : Mahadev Palace located in 'the golden city'- Jaisalmer that is the home to beautiful forts and picture perfect sand dunes. Mahadev Palace is a very beautiful economy hotel;one of the finest in Jaisalmer
Mandir Palace : Mandir Palace is truly one of the best heritage hotels of Jaisalmer that attracts visitors not only with its luxurious amenities but also the striking beauty of its exquisite carvings.
Hotel Rang Mahal : Located in the heart of the historical Jaisalmer is Hotel Rang Mahal. One of the most luxurious hotels in Jaisalmer, this place offers to the guests much more than what one would expect from a holiday home.